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Exhibitions & Showcases

Current Exhibitions

The Chapel Gallery provides around twenty exhibitions and showcases each year. Our current programme of exhibitions is below.

Click to enlarge: Joanne Tinley, Cup of Gold earrings and necklace
Objects of Desire:
14 November 2015 -
9 January 2016
This is a magical exhibition of contemporary craft from some of the best designers and makers working today.

Over thirty exhibitors showcase collections of jewellery, print, ceramics and glass alongside textiles, wood, photography and paper works.

If you’re looking for special gifts for Christmas, this exhibition won’t disappoint.

Exhibiting Artists: Petal Anderson, Lisa Arnott, Laurence Brand, Clare Caulfied, Jennifer Collier, Brittany Delaney, John Field, Louise Gardiner, Anna Howarth, Annie Hutchinson, Sarah Hutchinson, Matt Johnson, Yuka Jourdain, Rebecca Killen, Linda Lovatt, J.C. Middlebrook, Julie Miles, Anne Morgan, Frank Morgan, Angela Pointon, Jo Vincent, Rob Whelpton, Jane Withers, Louise Scott, Timea Sido, Julia Smith, Wanda Sowry, Kerry Tremlett, Nicola Taylor, Elizabeth Terzza, Julia Thompson and Joanne Tinley.

Click to enlarge: Veronica Grech, Little Blue
The Association of Illustrators,
World Illustration Awards:

16 January -
20 February 2016
Illustration is a multifacted medium that encompasses everything from drawing and painting to collage and vector graphics.

If you're interested in the very best international design and illustration, or just want to view a collection of outstanding images, spend some time exploring this exhibition.

This is a national touring exhibition organised by the Association of Illustrators.

Special Event: The Reading Room. Visitors will find a pop-up library at the Gallery in the run up to World Book Day. Borrow, swap books, or stay with us a while and get lost in a story.
Click to enlarge: Joanne Tinley, Cup of Gold earrings and necklace
Into the Wilderness:
27 February -
9 April 2016
Wastelands and ruins, nature untamed: lands like these have long provided inspiration for artists.

The artists exhibited here prove there’s as much to inspire today as there ever was. They represent the tension between nature and humankind, spaces where the built environment takes over and others where nature is resolutely in charge.

Exhibiting Artists: Tracey Eastham, Paul Gallagher, Pam Holstein, Justice Hyde, Josie Jenkins, Susan McCall, Anthony Ratcliffe and Jean Davey Winter.

Opening Event: Saturday 27 February. Come along and join in the free family activities based on the wilderness and Wild Things!
Click to enlarge: Nick Sharratt illustrations
Pirates, Pants & Wellyphants: The Illustrated World of Nick Sharratt:
16 April - 25 June 2016
Nick Sharratt, the man behind the instantly recognisable illustrations for Jacqueline Wilson’s Tracy Beaker books, is now the subject of a colourful, interactive, humorous and hands-on exhibition.

The show features many of the well-known characters Nick has illustrated over the years, including Daisy, Hetty Feather and Pirate Pete.

Immerse yourself in Nick’s world!

A national touring exhibition organised by Gallery 20/21.

Special Event: Saturday16 April.
Be first to see the exhibition, join in with the free drawing activities on offer and you may even get the chance to say ‘Hello!’ to Nick.